George Orwell’s estate is watching you—at least if you try and use the number ‘1984’. In an ironic turn of events, the Orwell estate has recently issued a copyright takedown to prevent the use of the four digits without permission, reports Torrent Freak.
Alt-country crooner Ryan Adams typically makes music fit for a rom-com's opening credits, but he has a lesser-known punk side, and 1984 showcases the best of it.
Have you noticed that a lot of really awesome things are celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year? The Macintosh computer, Tetris, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? 1984 was also a really good year for movies, but I'll go farther than that: This particular week in 1984 was probably the best week ever to see a movie…
30 years ago. The Los Angeles Raiders are slaughtering the Washington Redskins at halftime. You decide it's time for a refill on your Crystal Light. You're headed to the kitchen when something stops you in your tracks—a chick with a Brigitte Nielsen haircut and a hammer, running towards you.
Right after Steve Jobs came back to lead Apple, he declared a total ban on software Easter Eggs and credits in the About box of every product made in Cupertino. They are back now. And this one is insanely great:
Listening to Woz during dinner and at the Gizmodo Gallery opening was some of the most enjoyable time of my life. His stories were absolutely fascinating. And not only the ones about The Other Steve, but all the technical stuff that he did back in the good old times, where computers were still fun and simple.
In 1984, Apple launched an ad campaign based on George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, which depicted IBM users as mindless followers and Mac users as visionaries and rebels. Now, the man behind it, Regis McKenna, has explained that he think it was more successful than the product it attempted to sell.
Apple's 1984 Super Bowl ad is incredible. I still get the shivers every time I see it, which is probably why Rick Santorum's campaign is trying to use it to rally the people against Mitt Romney. But what exactly is Santorum's revoltution?
You know Apple's 1984 commercial. You've seen Apple's 1984 commercial. Heck, it's widely accepted that the 1984 commercial is one of the best ads of all time. But did you know it was almost cancelled by Apple before it ever aired?
Don Dodge was Microsoft's champion in the startup community, their connection to the crazy world that gave us Facebook and Twitter. They laid him off a month ago. Now we know what he really thinks about Microsoft. It's bad.
Hey, that's their words, not mine—I'm almost lost for any. "Sculptured by a European artist…the phone plugs into any wall-jack and is fully-guaranteed." I bet, just look how classy this gent seems with an ear full of cleavage.
The kid who sued Amazon for eating his homework just won in court, to the tune of $150,000.
Back in 1984, IBM was Big Brother—dominating one boring world of beige and mainframes—and Steve Jobs was the rebel. In 2009, Apple and Jobs are the Big Brother of media in a world of white earbuds.
Were you screwed over by Amazon this week when they remotely deleted George Orwell's 1984 from your Kindle? Yes? Good news! A simple trip to Australia is all you need to stick it back to the man:
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the perhaps biggest advertisement in history. One that generated millions in free coverage and still does today: 1984-presenting the Apple Macintosh-is still a gem that leaves most people speechless.